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Winnie the Pooh and The Ten Busy Bees - A. A. Milne.
My daughter has been clearing out her children old books. She gave me This Winnie the Pooh and ten busy bee’s book for my school. We have got a copy of this at school anyway but another one is good.
Winnie the Pooh and ten busy bees was first published in 2002.The copy that I have was first published by the book people in 2004.
This book is based on Winnie the Pooh by Author AA Milne illustrated by E.H. Shepard I would be very surprised if anyone here did not know of the fun honey loving bear and his friends.
Winnie the Pooh and the ten busy Bees’ is a hardback book 23cmx18.5 cm with 22 pages. The inside pages are a hard card too. The Pages are wipe clean. This is a very hard wearing book very robust, my copy 6 or 7 years old still in nearly new condition.
This book is suitable for a 2 year old +. It is a counting from 10 down book.
The front cover, a cloud blue has a picture of Winnie the Pooh hanging on to a string which is attached to a blue balloon, There are 10 1.1/2 cm round holes cut into the board cover to the book Each one has a plastic die-cut plastic bee moulding in it. As you go through the book you will discover that each page has one bee stuck on it and reducing number of holes which display the bees on the other pages peeping through them till the last page where there are ”No busy bees with Winnie- the- Pooh, But Winnie knows just what to do. Come along Piglet. Come along Roo. It’s time for tea… and some honey too”
Each number has a double page spread. The first side with the 4 line rhyme starting with the number of busy bees for that page. This has the correct number of very small busy bees drawn on it and a pencil drawing of one of Pooh's friends, Roo, wol Piglet tiger, Christopher Robin Eeyeore and Rabbit. These animals feature in the rhymes. For example “Christopher Robin is jumping too”. There is a lot of word repetition too which aids learning.
My Grandchildren both enjoyed this book being read to them and helping them learn to count. My special needs children at work also enjoy this book. What young children like to do is stick their fingers through the holes and feel the lumpy bumpy bees. These bees are a great aid to learning with this book. The child feeling and counting the bees initially with you but hopefully eventually on their own (some of my students might never achieve this) I will not just read the words but touch and get the children to touch and count the plastic bees. Sometimes the children will join in with the counting sometimes they need to be encouraged to repeat the number as I say it.
The illustrations in this book are great mostly they just feature Winnie the Pooh and one of his friends in a grassy field they are not too fussy and busy. The children who have read this book with me like these pictures they will name the characters and I will ask the children what is happening, what the animal is doing, Eeyore is floating on his back in the stream.
So while reading this book we are learning our numbers and some language skills too.
AMAZON Price for this book new is £8.75 or used from 1p
The price on the back of my book is £9.99. I think that for some reason this book is no longer published , however it is available at many websites just do a search.
I notice on line that a Winnie The Pooh Busy Bee 123 Wallpaper Border is available for decorating that Winnie the Pooh bedroom.
Would I recommend this book? Yes
Winnie the Pooh and The Ten Busy Bees - A. A. Milne